I snapped this 1957 Chevrolet 210 in town this afternoon, and just before turning a mile or two farther, I looked in the rear view mirror and was greeted with a VW Routan grill. “The CC Effect is strong with this one…”
Now that’s my kind of classic. I’d like to think there’s a big block under the hood and a Hurst shifter on the floor. And a Sun super tach clamped to the steering column.
Maybe; but probably not.
The V8 ones had CHEVROLET in a script with a V underneath, set in the center of the rear panel of the trunk. The sixes had that coat of armor with the maltese cross in the center.
Yeah, I know. But those 2 chrome pipes don’t look like they’re connected to a stovebolt six….
I’d be much happier if it was connected to a Stovebolt 6 with either a three-on-the-tree or a Powerglide. I’d be especially impressed if it was a three speed with overdrive. And had steel wheels with stock hubcaps.
You know, like the car was really built. Something a generation is growing up not realizing ever existed, due to all those boomers determined to build the car that they wish they had in high school, or lied claiming they actually had one.
I’m sick of hot-rodded tri-fives. Bring back the glorious mundane originals!
With you on that one Syke, 6 with a tree speed would be a refreshing change
+1 on 6 cylinder 3 on a tree.Nice to see some more 6 maniacs
The dashboard of the chase car looks like an unintentional CC Clue.
Ironically I first wrote “dashbored”. Freudian Slip perhaps?
My guess… 2012 VW Beetle TDI convertible. Black w. tan convertible top. 😉
You’re off by a year (2013)!
Forgot to mention, driven by a distinguished looking gentleman wearing a fedora. 🙂
I like 2 tone and pastel coloured 50s cars but I really like that black 57.This was a high spot in 50s American car style,Mopar and Ford had some good lookers as well in 57,the Fords and Mercurys are often overlooked in favour of the opposition
The ’57 Fords were good-looking cars and sold well. The Mercuries, not so much.
My Dad had a ’57 Fairlane when I was about 2 – 4 years old. I thought it was the cat’s pajamas. Coral Sand under Colonial White. We took it on vacation and the 292 Y-block gave out. Some time later, the car got rear-ended and the trunk crumpled like a beer can.
I prefer the 57 Ford to the Chevrolet, more popular when new less seem to survive in the face of endless tri 5 Chevs
57 Fords don’t turn up at UK shows as much as 57 Chevys.They outsold Chevys when new,maybe survival rates were lower?.
Grandpa had a ’57 Ford, dull gray inside and out, Tudor sedan in base trim. I could not warm up to that car. The high-trim Ford’s may have looked good that year, but in a conservative Ford way. While there seem to be ’57 Chevy haters here, what about the Plymouth?
Do I see a cowboy hat? Is that Bob Falfa’s new ride?
I prefer the ’57 210 2-door sedan to any Sport Coupe.
Just enough stainless to accent…and black is always a great color for a Tri-Five. Someday I hope to complete my ’57 210 Handyman and DRIVE it.
1800 rpm @ 100kmh it must be a diesel,
Nope, that’s the turbo boost gauge and stopwatch, not RPM and speed. But it *is* a TDI… you got that part right!
I recently unearthed this picture from my family’s photo albums. My parents got married in September of 1960 and drove from Rhode Island to Florida for their honeymoon in a ’57 210 sedan. This is my dad, age 20, sitting on Daytona Beach:
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